Honda Motors today announced that as of the end of this January they have sold 300,000 hybrid vehicles worldwide since the original Insight was first produced in 1999.
They noted their hybrids are being sold in 40 countries around the world.Honda Hybrid Sales by Model/Region (as of the end of January 2009)
|Model||Region||Start of Sales||Cumulative
|North America||Dec. 1999||14,288|
|Civic Hybrid||Japan||Dec. 2001||22,899|
|North America||Mar. 2002||191,493|
|Accord Hybrid||North America||Dec. 2004||28,471|
|Total Unit Sales of Honda Hybrid Models||300,740|
Honda noted it already began selling the new generation Insight hybrid vehicle in Japan trhis month, and that it will appear in Europre in Marach and teh US in APril.
They hope to sell 60,000 Insights in Japan, 100,000 in the US, and 200,000 worldwide per year.
Honda also said it would introduce an "all-new sporty hybrid vehicle, based on the CR-Z design concept model, in 2010."